Nightwing: The Darkest Knight (2016) is a short DC fan film directed by Matthew Campbell. Story by Brady Roberts. Written by Mike Howorun & Matthew Campbell. Starring Brady Roberts as “Nightwing/Dick Grayson”, Dan Payne as “Batman/Bruce Wayne”, Camden Filtness as “The Riddler”, Stacey Roy as “Harley Quinn”, Florence Reiher as “Oracle/Barbara Gordon”, Kylee Bush as “Poison Ivy”, Kirkland Douglas as “Superboy”, Emma Barratt as “The Spoiler/Stephanie Brown”, David Cameron as “The Talon/Calvin Rose”, Nick Szulc as “Red Robin/Tim Drake”, et al. Nightwing: The Darkest Knight is the sequel to the 2014 web series Nightwing: Prodigal.
Nightwing returns home after a brief stint as the Green Lantern to find a close friend of his murdered. On the hunt for answers and justice, Nightwing steps beyond his normal boundaries of control until he is finally forced to the confront the person responsible for the horrific crime. Torn between loyalty and justice, Nightwing is forced into a fight he would never want to have, but is forced to in order to save his city.
Not rated. 22:32 run time. Watch the film here …
Watch the teaser trailer (here).
My thoughts… Nightwing: The Darkest Knight is a fine sequel to Nightwing: Prodigal. The fight choreography is awesome especially in the strip club sequence which, of course, is enhanced by the appearance of Gotham’s BFF’s Harley Quinn (Stacey Roy) and Poison Ivy (Kylee Bush). However, I’m a little concerned about Superboy (Kirkland Douglas). He needs to drink some milk – it does a body good, you know. More Harley Quinn, please!